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Nvivo 10

Fundamentals
Starting to work with your material
Marlina Ali
Department of Educational Science,
Mathematics and Creative
Multimedia

Contents
1) Creating and navigating around your
project
2) Sources
3) Coding
4) Working with your nodes

CREATING AND NAVIGATING


AROUND YOUR PROJECT
In this section youll learn how to:
Launch Nvivo and create a project
Navigate around a project
Save and make a project backup

Launch NVivo
To launch Nvivo
Choose the Nvivo 10 shortcut icon on
your desktop or (windows 8) choose
apps by category and then click
NVivo 10
Windows 7start>program>QSR>Nvivo 10

Welcome screen

To create a project
1) On the welcome screen, click the
new project button. The New
project dialog is displayed.

To create a project
2) Enter a name for your project in the
Title field.
3) Optionally, enter a description of
your project in the Description
field.
4) Click OK. The NVivo window is
displayed with the name of your
project in the title bar.

NVivo toolbars

For fast access to many functions,


you can use the toolbars. The
toolbars can be moved or customized
to suit your needs. Toolbars are task
specific and are enabled as
appropriate, e.g the media toolbar is
not active until a media item is
opened.

Your project structure


You can access all your project items
through Navigation View. NVivo
stores the different parts of your
project in folders. For any folder, you
have access to both a summary of
the items in that folder (List View)
and the contents of an open item
(Detail View).

Your project structure

Status Bar
The horizontal area at the bottom of
the NVivo window.
Provides information about the
current state of what is displayed in
the window, along with other
contextual information. It also shows
the initials of the current user.

Status Bar

Navigating around your


project
There are options for viewing items
shown in the List View. To change
the view, select the View menu and
choose List View. Options available
are Detail, Small, Medium, or
Large Thumbnails.

List View

List View
You can also add, remove or reorder
the columns in the current List
View. Select the View menu and
choose list view, customize
Current View.

Customize current view

Detail View
By default, when an item is opened
in Detail View it is displayed
underneath List View. To change the
Detail View to appear to the right,
select the View menu and choose
Details View>Right.

Detail View

Undoing your last action


If you make mistake whilst working in
NVivo, you can undo your most
recent actions. Choose the undo
button from the Main toolbar.
Note: There is no redo button.

Saving your project


You can save your project at any time
by hitting CTRL+S, or by choosing
the Save icon on the Main toolbar
or by selecting the File>Save
Project menu option.
Note: When you save your project,
anything in the undo buffer is
removed.

Baking up your project


A NVivo project is stored as a single
file, so backing up your project is
similar to backing up any important
file which is stored on your computer.
You need to make a copy to another
location (i.e a network drive, USB
drive, CD etc)
A back up is not a back up until the
copy is moved from its primary
location.

Baking up your project

Baking up your project

SOURCES
In this section youll learn how to:

Create folders
Import documents and media files
Transcribe documents
Create memos

Sources
In Nvivo, sources are categorized into
the following types:
Internals
Externals
Memos

Sources

Sources
Internals-the material that you can
import or create in your NVivo
project. These may include data such
as interview recordings, field notes,
photos, email messages or video
recordings of focus group.

Sources
Externals-used for material that you
cant import into NVivo such as a
reference book in the library,
handwritten diaries or letters, paper
based newspaper articles or web
pages.

Memos
Memos-used to capture those
thoughts and insights you have when
you are working with your data.

Creating folders
In Navigation view click Sources,
then Internals folder.
Right-click on Internals and choose
New Folder.

Creating folders

Creating folders

Importing documents
You can import text files in the
following formats into NVivo:

Microsoft word (.doc and docx)


Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)
Rich Text Format (.rtf)
Text (.txt)

Importing documents
In Navigation View, click Sources.
Click internals then interviews to
make this the destination folder.
Click in List View.
Right-click and choose Import
internals. The import internals dialog
is displayed.

Importing documents

Importing documents

Importing documents

Importing documents

Importing documents
Your documents are imported and
will be displayed in the List View.

Importing documents

Importing documents
Note: You can also drag and drop a
file from Windows Explorer directly to
an Internals folder.

Open a document
Locate the document in List View.
Double-click on the document name.
The document is displayed in Detail
View.
You can open several documents at
once and move from one document
to another by clicking the tab at the
top of Detail View.

Open a document

Edit documents properties

Edit documents properties

Open audio or video

Add a custom column to a


video
Select the File>Info>Project
Properties menu. The Project
Properties dialog is displayed. Click
the Audio/Video tab.
Click the Video tab under the
Custom Transcript Fields heading.

Add a custom column to a


video

Add a custom column to a


video

Add a custom column to a


video

Add a custom column to a


video

Add a custom column to a


video

Transcribing while playing using


transcribe mode
Open an audio or video source. The
file opens in Details View.
On the Media menu, click the
Transcribe tab under the Play
Mode heading.

Transcribing while playing using


transcribe mode

Transcribing while playing using


normal mode
On the Media menu, click the
Normal tab under the Play Mode
heading.

Transcribing while playing using


normal mode

Transcribing while playing using


normal mode
Click the Play button on the Media
toolbar and when you are interested
in particular part of the file, click the
Start Selection button, then the
Finish Selection button to complete
the selection. The timeline now
shows the selected segment.
Click the Pause or Stop button and
enter the required text in the
Content field.

Transcribing while playing using


normal mode

Transcribing while playing using


normal mode
To enter the timespan, right-click on
the content row and select Assign
Timespan to Rows.

Transcribing while playing using


normal mode

Create memo
In Navigation View, click Sources.
Click the Memos folder.
Right-click in List View, and choose New
Memo. The New Memo dialog is displayed.
Enter a name in the Name field. If required,
enter a description of the memo in the
Description field.
Click OK. The new memo is opened in Detail
View ready for you to enter text.

Create memo

CODING
In this section youll learn how to:
Code using various methods-drag and
drop, code menu, coding toolbar
Code documents

Coding
There are various ways to code
including:
Using drag and drop to an existing
node
Using the Code menu
Using the Coding toolbar
Using the context menu (right click)
In-Vivo coding
Auto Coding

Coding using the context menu


(right click)

WORKING WITH YOUR NODES


In this section youll learn how to:
Open and view the content of nodes in
various ways
Uncode
Highlight coding
Coding stripes

Open and browse a node


In Navigation View, click Nodes.
Click the node folder.
In List View, open the node you are
interested in browsing, for example:
Attitude.
The node opens in Detail View. There are
series of tabs on the right-hand side of the
node.
By default the node opens showing all
References.

Open and browse a node


You can also choose to view the
Summary which lists all the sources
coded at the node.
Also, depending on which source the
coding is from, a Text, Picture,
Audio or Video tab is available.
Click each tab to view the content in
that format.

Open and browse a node: Reference

Open and browse a node: Summary

Open and browse a node: Text

Uncoding
Open the node and click the
Reference tab to show all content
coded to this node, then select the
text that you wish to uncode.
Right-click and choose Uncode
Selection, then choose At This
Node.
Click OK. The node will refresh and
update with the selected text
removed.

Uncoding

Highlighting coding

Highlighting coding

Highlighting coding

Highlighting coding

Coding Stripes

Coding Stripes

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